The 4th Asia-Pacific Regulators' Roundtable ran in Sydney 21-22 July 2014 and was organised by the ITU and the ACMA, with support from the Department of Communications. It aims to foster strategic discussion and information sharing amongst top level management about the evolution of the regulator’s role in a networked society and the challenges, changes and pressures facing regulators.
The Roundtable was also a forum for strategic discussion and information-sharing by the leaders of telecommunications, broadcasting and converged ICT regulators. This year’s theme was Beyond Convergence – the Networked Society, and focuses on the era beyond convergence and how regulation needs to more rapidly adapt to address a fully connected digital society.
Fifty five delegates from 24 countries attended the event. The ITU's media release wrapping up the Roundtable is available here.
- Introduction: Sameer Sharma, Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (Word)
- Opening address: Chris Chapman, Chairman, ACMA
Following the Roundtable on 22 July, the ACMA's Chairman Chris Chapman signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Sung-joon Choi, Chairman of the Korean Communications Commission (KCC).
The agreement fosters stronger collaborative ties between the two regulators.